So here we are at Thursday once again. There has been a little bit going on in my kitchen, but not a whole heck of a lot since it has been so darn hot!
As some of you may know I planted A LOT of cabbage this year because I wanted to make sauerkraut. Annie’s Granny had provided a small batch recipe a few weeks back and I decided that was going to be that one that I tried. So I did!
I ended up with 6 1L jars. I don’t know if it is doing much of anything, but it says 6-8 weeks. So we shall see. I have enough cabbage to make another 20jars, however I don’t think I will ever eat that much sauerkraut in one year!
I also made my first batch of garden fresh cabbage soup. I like to make a few pots of soup while the cabbage is ready and then freeze it. I plan on having a couple more bowls before I freeze the rest though...lol
Last night I harvested the first of my Broad Beans. I read online not to let them get too big since they taste mealy so I harvested pods that were about as wide as my thumb. When I shelled them I noticed that they were about half the size as the ones I normally get in a can. Nonetheless, they were the same size as the ones I found online that were supposed to be just right for eating.
I figured I would cook them up with bacon like I saw onMark’s Veg Plot. I just added garlic and onions since everything is better with garlic and onions...lol I must say everything looked great it, it smelt great and as for taste. Well it was okay. I was expecting what I get out of a can and fresh was nothing like that. Now that doesn’t happen very often. When is something ever better out of a can? Maybe I just like mealy beans and these were too young. Needless to say I was rather disappointed in my beans. The broad bean plants are still flowering like crazy so now I am not sure what to do...lol I think I will try and let a few get REALLY big and see what happens!
I am linking up today with Thursday’s Kitchen Cupboard over at The Gardener of Eden. Stop in and see what other people are cooking up!